Class is in session. Put away your cell phones, sit up straight, and watch this video that’ll teach you the history of computer generated characters in movies. Beginning with the stop motion animation in the original King Kong and the films of Ray Harryhausen, to how those films influenced massive jumps like Young Sherlock Holmes, The Abyss, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, let Professor Inrdshelby (a Vimeo username) take you on a tour. Check out the video after the jump.
Here’s the link to the video’s page. It’s embedded below.
Most of the video is pretty obvious to anyone who has studied film or has at least been alive since 1980 but it’s still a nice package that puts everything together in a digestible way.
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